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5 Reasons The Last of Us Isn’t As Good As It Could Be

Hailed by critics, universally praised by gamers and a strong contender for Game of the Year despite it only being July, the Last of Us has maintained pole position for the five consecutive weeks running, solidifying itself as a PlayStation exclusive that people actually know about.

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allformats1108d ago (Edited 1108d ago )

Not another one of these. Nothing is ever as good as it could be. But The Last of Us is the best gaming experience this generation.

ShugaCane1108d ago

Agreed. But when you think about the insanely incredible improvement Uncharted 2 was over the first one.. Can you just imagine how insanely insane the sequel to TLOU could be ? That's just.. Beyond imagination.

Hydralysk1108d ago (Edited 1108d ago )

Let me just change a bit of your quote for poignancy: "But when you think about the insanely incredible improvement Uncharted 2 was over the first one.. Can you just imagine how insanely insane the sequel to Uncharted 2 could be ? That's just.. Beyond imagination."

Then we got Uncharted 3, which I enjoyed, but it wasn't as good as Uncharted 2. There is no guarantee that a sequel will be better than it's predecessor, even with Naughty Dog.

minimur121108d ago

you want the clicks? here's the clicks...

CrimsonStar1108d ago

Had to rely to you because I thought the same thing before they even launched the game . I didn't like uncharted 1 that much at all maybe a 7/10 , and then U2 came out and it's actually one of my favorite games of all time . With that much improvement they did from U1 to U2 they can make TLOU2 the best game ever . If they can improve on the gameplay , and keep the story and characters on par that would be awesome .

ilikestuff1108d ago

first id like to say i love the game
the story and gameplay are amazing, but they could fix a few things
1. i had to restrart the game twice cause of glitches, on the first occasion i went into a room that wasnt there and i was floating, on the other i was in the middle of a cinematic battle and it muted and the camera went to hell and i couldnt make the kill i needed to to progress
2. ive noticed some graphic inconsistencies, most the game looks awesome then ill come across a pixelated box
once again i love the game, in my top 5 for ps3 hands down, would be top 2 if they'd fix these issues

ShugaCane1108d ago

I don't get how did you guys experience such glitches. I completed the game 3 times and nothing like you described happened to me. I guess I must be very lucky..

InTheLab1108d ago

I don't think any of this stuff would improve TLoU. It would turn it into something else, of which people that use real world logic on videogames would bitch about...

The more I think about it, the more I appreciate some of the choices made with TLoU.

If everyone drops the supplies you need, ND has to build a challenge to suit the fact that you are a walking surplus store. So instead of dealing with a pack of wandering infected...you have to deal with a whole army because you have enough supplies to deal with it.

Or what if everyone you killed dropped a healthy supply of bullets? You have all of these bullets now, so ND has to send waves and waves of dudes at you, which means you are playing Uncharted, instead of TLoU.

I think people are using real world logic instead of videogame logic and it ruins their ability simply enjoy playing videogames. Within a videogame, you have to create a set of rules for the player in order to create a challenge.

Imagine if Resident Evil used real world logic. The game would be about 1 hour long, as you no longer need the Master of Unlocking. You can just boot open doors or climb over obstacles.

rmedtx1108d ago

My expectations for this game were really high. I was afraid it was just hype. But when I played it, I was blown away; it exceeded my expectations. Brilliant game!

j-blaze1108d ago

agreed completely with this article, here's more "my opinion"...
all the talk about the incredible story was BS the story wasn't special, complex nor deep, boring characters except for Joel, dialog is horrible and most of them you can barely hear "in-game dialog", glitches and infinite loading screen
the 14yo girl is the most ridicules character in gaming, she can kill an army of hunters and zombies, she knows to to treat wounds and use medicine, drops F bombs every time she speaks, she can handle the recoil of a rifle and take head shots even, there was a part where a hunter was chopping a man in front of her but she was cool with it showing no emotions of fear or shock, she even used a meat cleaver to cut a hunter's neck, and the part where she steals a horse and ran off...how the hell she survived the mobs blocking the way in the mountain?!! i can go on and on...
the game meant to be realistic but it's not it feels more like a cartoon to be honest, the game is overrated

HammadTheBeast1108d ago

This guy hasn't played it, he's a complete idiot who's mad that its never coming to his console of choice.

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Valkyre1108d ago

5 Reasons I wont read this article:

Because I dont give a shit.

And yes that is one reason. lol

babis19741108d ago

and 100000000000000+ reasons why this article is full of s***

Bathyj1108d ago

He has some points, I wont lie. Last of Us is not perfect. Its just brilliant.

I would like to drag bodies.

I would like to shoulder swap without aiming.

To use a brick more than once. Maybe a brick breaks into a half brick.

To break a bottle and then use a shard of glass.

To pick up a rock, or box or any number of items laying around that might not be good as weapons but could have been used for distraction.

I would like to upgrade arrows so they dont break so easily and make me more inclined to use them.

Supplies are limited but surely RAGS were everywhere. Dead bodies with clothes on. You just couldnt use them.

No, Last of US isnt perfect and its ok to say that, its still one of the best games ever made and it just goes to show that part 2 could make as big as an improvement as Uncharted 2 did over 1. Let that concept soak in for a while.

Inception1108d ago

I think draging bodies is a waste of time. Sooner or later your enemies will see you draging their friend bodies and than you just fighting them instead of run away from the scene.

That's why i rarely use this feature in MGS 2, 3, or 4. When i'm dragging some soldier, their friends always saw me from afar. And if i hide the bodies into the bushes / locker, their friends always contact the radio and got alert because there's no answer. But it's a good feature though and it can give more realistic vibe to the gameplay.

hankmoody1108d ago

You know, as much as I loved this game, it sort of lacks in the replay value department. It kind of has the same appeal as watching a really depressing film several times over. In a way, I feel like replaying it multiple times would almost ruin that magic of experiencing the amazing and moving story for the first time. I'm kind of just sitting on it for now and waiting a bit before I replay it again.

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